California State Assemblymember Phil Ting (D-San Francisco) spoke on the Assembly Floor in strong support of AB 1266 – legislation that will enable transgender students to participate in sports and other activities at school based on their gender identities. This measure is an important strengthening of the rights of transgender students so that they may have the same opportunity to participate and succeed as others. Hear Assemblymember Ting's speech in this Assembly Access Video
(Sacramento) -- Assemblymember Philip Y. Ting (D--San Francisco), joined by Assemblymembers Sharon Quirk-Silva (D-Fullerton), Paul Fong (D-Cupertino), Shirley Weber (D-San Diego), and students from the UC, CSU, and California Community Colleges, gathered on the steps of the Capitol to promote a package of legislation to improve California's Cal Grant financial aid program. Assemblymember Ting's legislation, Assembly Bill 1364, will help ensure fairness and allow California students to achieve their educational aspirations by bringing the amount of the Cal Grant access award to $5,900 - where it would be today if it had rightfully kept pace with inflation. Further AB 1364 ties the award to the Consumer Price Index (CPI) going forward. Here's more in this Assembly Access video.
(Sacramento) – California State Assemblymember Phil Ting (D-San Francisco) was encouraged by Governor Jerry Brown’s State of the State Address. Assemblymember Ting believes the Governor is correct in his vision of fiscal responsibility, while funding education to move California forward into the future. Assemblymember Ting was also heartened that the Governor specifically spoke of the need to put more resources toward students that come from disadvantaged backgrounds or who may be struggling to learn English. Hear more in this Assembly Access Video.